Roehampton-backed consortium awarded Doctoral Training Partnership

Roehampton is part of consortium of universities which have been awarded a prestigious Doctoral Training Partnership by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This means Roehampton will play an even greater role in providing high-quality postgraduate training.

Posted: 2 September 2016

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As a result of the award, the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), a social sciences-focussed research and training partnership consisting of Roehampton and nine other universities, will offer fully-funded doctoral studentships each year for the next six years, providing high quality social sciences training. Post-doctoral Fellowships will also be offered through the consortium.

Students receiving the studentships through the programme will receive advanced doctoral training, including research methods training, researcher development and subject-specific training. Applications for the studentships will open in October 2016, with first intake of students starting in October 2017.

Professor Lynn Dobbs, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Roehampton said: “We are delighted to be able to offer more opportunities for the researchers of the future to receive high quality, fully-funded training. Roehampton has a commitment to both research excellence and to providing our postgraduate students with the best possible experience.”

The SeNSS consortium comprises 10 institutions: City University London; University of East Anglia; University of Essex; Goldsmiths, University of London; University of Kent; University of Reading; the University of Roehampton; Royal Holloway, University of London; University of Surrey and University of Sussex.

Roehampton’s membership of the winning consortium underlines its research strengths in the social sciences, education. Roehampton staff regularly contribute to and influence national debate and public policy, and Roehampton is ranked the most research-intensive modern universities in the UK, according to the most recent national audit of research excellence.

You can find out more about the details of the announcement on the ESRC website.

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